Google Honeycomb (Android 3.0) Ported to the Nexus One

Google has yet to release Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Google Nexus One smartphone, but folks over at the xda-developers forum have already got Android 3.0 Honeycomb up and running on Google's developer phone.The version of Honeycomb used comes from the emulator image released as part of Google's software developer kit for Android 3.0. It's […]

Google has yet to release Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Google Nexus One smartphone, but folks over at the xda-developers forum have already got Android 3.0 Honeycomb up and running on Google's developer phone.

The version of Honeycomb used comes from the emulator image released as part of Google's software developer kit for Android 3.0. It's still a bit rough around the edges and because the Honeycomb source code hasn't been fully released yet, there's still a lot of room for to grow. But xda-developers forum member bypass23 has pre-rooted the disk image, added busybox, a file manager, QuickBoot reboot options, and a terminal emulator.

Honeycomb running on Nexus One

Here's a quick work around to force a permanent landscape display and a fixed app drawer ! Simply:

  1. Start the camera app (force rotation)
  2. Go back to the home screen and click on the clock
  3. Click again on it on the popup
  4. Set Lock screen orientation to ON
  5. Even after a reboot it will still be in landscape ! ugly but works for now just need to dig out which settings it changes in order to set it as ON by default.

Download: Honeycomb_SDK_N1_alpha-signed.zip

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